it would then be a fun ride to land on Miterrand Hollow
but you're right Edddelos, like on the smallest planets or if we have asteroid landings sometime, i'd imagine these to be pretty unstable, losely bound together. imagine the ground opening under your SRV's wheels, making vertican thrusters a real life saver!
I bet Braben himself would love that kind of stuff since he stated many times that he likes to have some level of scientific correctness to Elite, but the game itself is not finished, and we're talking polishing here.
As it is, to me at least, it looks like the backbone of a game more than a finished one.
We have lots of combat (this feature doesn't need much narrative), boring exploration and some trading with an economy that is interesting to say the least. that's it.
No narrative, no lore, no backstory to be seen in game yet, besides a phrase at each CG (that would take months or years to tell even a short story at this rate). Everything is locked in books, in google, in reddit, in forums, in youtube but not accessible in game.
So there is a LOT of work before they get to implement fun features like these. Regardless, they would be sweet !